PepsiCo is one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies with products being sold in over two hundred countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo began in 1965 when Pepsi-Cola merged with Frito-Lay and now distributes twenty-two brands of products that include Pepsi, Lays, Tropicana and Quaker. This paper will provide information about PepsiCo’s dedication to environmental, human and talent sustainability while increasing revenue by reducing essential production costs such as water use and packaging materials. President Indra Noovi heads PepsiCo’s Sustainability Task Force which was formed to guide the company’s sustainability efforts in three focus areas of Performance with Purpose: Human, Environmental and Talent Sustainability. Performance with Purpose is PepsiCo’s promise “to deliver sustained financial performance by: Providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and lower our costs through energy and water conservation as well as reduced use of packaging material; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities in which we operate.” (Environmental Sustainability) In recent years, PepsiCo has become more dedicated to environmental sustainability by continuously looking for new ways to cut costs and increase efficiency but at the same time not reducing product quality.
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Company Background The Coca Cola Company has served various kinds of drinks from 1866 until present. As expected, Coca Cola Company made $48 billion net operating revenues, $9 billion net income, and $162 billion market capitalization in 2012. These huge amounts of earnings in 2012 proving that the Coca Cola Company makes big profit successfully within a year. Besides profit that is achieved, Coca Cola Company also ranked by Interbrand as World’s Most Valuable Brand with $77.8 billion in 2012. Moreover, the company supports over 280 physical activities or nutrition education programs in more than 115 countries around the world (The Coca Cola Company, 2013).
Coca-Cola took gradual steps to overcome challenges and difficulties to become the all time favorite drink of billions of people. They employ more than 30,000 people around the world. It is unarguably the most visible company in the world. (Vrontis And Sharp, 2003, p. 290) Their three main missions include “to refresh the world - in mind, body and spirit, to inspire moment of optimisim - through our brands and actions, and to create value and make a difference everywhere we engage” (Coca-Cola, n.d. (b)). Ever since the introduction of Diet Coke in the 1980s, Coca-Cola have continuously added brands and variations to their hall of fame.
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Pepsi acquiring this restaurant chains was a big move at the moment because they were a profitable corporation and acquiring these restaurant chains allowed them to be even more profitable and created a snowball effect that basically granted them the power to buy any company that they wanted. Pepsi finally made their major acquisition in 1989 when they bought the company Walkers Crisps (PepsiCo par. 20), allowing them to enter into the business of snack food and also in the United Kingdom’s business. However, in the 21st century, the sales registered from PepsiCo are way different from their original beginnings. According to Seth, “FLNA makes up the second largest revenue generating
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